2010 Mac Mini 8gb UPGRADE!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by b-rad g, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    Just installed the 8gb RAM kit in my mini and WOW everything is SO much faster!:D Literally took 2 minutes for the upgrade, bottom cover off, old ram out, new ram in, and cover back on. Couldn't have been easier!

    Here is the kit I bought from OWC:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/8566DDR3S8GP/

    Absolutely no problems booting up or anything. So far very happy!
     
  2. Karnivore macrumors 6502

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    If only it was that easy to upgrade HDD's too :(
     
  3. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    Tell me about it........if it was as easy as the ram I would've already put and SSD in there.
     
  4. vert18 macrumors member

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    Just waiting till someone (NOT ME) installs ssd(s) in the 10 mini server and videos it. <hint> So I can copy them.
     
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    owc has had mid 2010 mac mini install video on standby for more then 5 months. I did over 100 installs of hdds on older mini's the new mini is a lot harder I do not like the loose flimsy cable used in this machine.
     
  6. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    If anyone's looking to get an SSD installed, it's worth calling up your local independent Mac service shop if you have one nearby. They usually charge a reasonable amount to install it (my place quoted me $60).
     
  7. vert18 macrumors member

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    What does standby mean to me? I've looked for it on their site and just says coming soon. Hah, I don't even have my mini yet, be here on the 4th. Memory should be a no brainer and owc has good prices.
     
  8. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    My next upgrade will be taking out the DVD drive and replacing it with a ssd. Just wish I could fit a 2tb hard drive in it.
     
  9. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, please take some pics through the process and post them when you do this!
     

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